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Class of 2023 big man Aaron Bradshaw to visit Kentucky next week
By ADAM ZAGORIAAaron Bradshaw, the 7-foot-1 big man from Camden (NJ) High School and the NJ Scholars Nike EYBL team, will an official visit to Kentucky the weekend of June 10, he told ZAGSBLOG.
Joe Tipton of On3.com first reported the news.
Bradshaw is a high school and AAU teammate of D.J. Wagner, the No. 1 prospect in the Class of 2023 who is trending toward Louisville but has also been recruited by Kentucky and others.
Bradshaw picked up an offer from Kentucky in April.
Kentucky currently has two players from Camden High on its roster in Lance Ware and Kareem Watkins, Wagner’s brother. Calipari, of course, also coached Dajuan Wagner, D.J.’s father and the all-time leading scorer in New Jersey prep history, at Memphis.
Bradshaw averaged 8.9 points and 7.4 rebounds this past season for a Camden team that won the New Jersey Group 2 state title and reached the title game of the final Tournament of Champions in New Jersey history, where they lost to Roselle Catholic. 61-58, on March 20.
As for who has been recruiting Bradshaw said in April, “I would say Kentucky, Maryland, Kansas and Seton Hall.”
Bradshaw has been on visits as well, but like his teammate DJ Wagner, he’s focused on winning Peach Jam.
“I’ve been on visits to LSU and Oklahoma State and I really enjoyed those visits, but I’m worried about getting better this spring and summer.”
Expect the focus to shift directly after Peach Jam for Bradshaw.
“I want to go into the high school season committed,” he said. “I don’t want to have to worry about all that other stuff. I want to focus on school work and things like that.”
Kentucky is also hosting Class of 2023 five-star power forward Ron Holland next weekend, and he could pick up an offer on the visit.
“The only school that has not offered me is Kentucky, but I feel like I will get that on the visit,” Holland told On3.
He is also considering Memphis, UCLA, Arkansas, Texas and the NBA G League.
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Adam Zagoria is a Basketball Insider who covers basketball at all levels. A contributor to The New York Times and SportsNet New York (SNY), he is also the author of two books and is an award-winning journalist and filmmaker. His articles have appeared in ESPN The Magazine, SLAM, Sheridan Hoops, Basketball Times and in newspapers nationwide. He also won an Emmy award for his work on the SNY mini-documentary on Syracuse guard Tyus Battle.
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